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Archive for July, 2009

Shropshire Food & Wine Success

Jamie Yardley, Rollo Gabb, Louis Barnett

Shropshire Business Successes A culinary celebration of Shropshire businesses was held at the Boyne Arms in Burwarton Leisure industry experts were brought together by Jamie Yardley, Chef proprietor of The Boyne Arms and Clive Dickinson of Class Wine Direct, who created a menu which was complimented by a range of wines by Bridgnorth based Rollo […]

Laurent-Perrier Evening at the Elms Hotel in Abberley Worcester


A taste of Worcestershire Jazz and Laurent-Perrier Gourmet evening on Friday the 11th of September 2009 at The Elms Hotel in Abberley.

Casa Ruiz Review by Leon Burakowski

Alfonso Yufera-Ruiz from Casa Ruiz

IT WAS the Tortilla Espanola that impressed me. I have munched on many of these traditional potato and onion omelettes in Spain over the years but none has tastud so delicious, with just the right texture, herbs and seasoning as the slices I sampled at Casa Ruiz. And the location of this authentic tapas bar… Barcelona, Valenci? No, […]

Discover Wine with Philippe Boucheron


Discover Wine With Philippe Boucheron at The Lion Hotel, Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury.

Wine Tasting Group at The Ewe & Lamb in association with Philippe Boucheron


The Ewe & Lamb in Bromsgrove are launching a new wine tasting club. Nick Mossop of The Lamb is working alongside wine connoisseur Philippe Boucheron to bring a evening of wine tasting and quality pub food.

Calling Midlands Food Writers!

Midlands Foodies Wanted! Welcome to your new blog-site. We aim to help you celebrate the best the Midlands has to offer hungry diners, discerning food shoppers, farm shop and food festival attendees. “EAT-the Midlands” will include: Foodie news Reviews Chef Profiles Recipes – posted by chefs, and readers Wine tips – posted by our […]

King and Thai, Broseley, Shropshire

King & Thai Sharing Platter

The King and Thai was previously in Ironbridge for over six years where owners Suree and Simon built themselves an excellent reputation for quality authentic Thai cuisine. They decided to move to larger premises and found The Forester Arms in Broseley and have revamped the former traditional pub into a lovely contemporary restaurant with a […]

Discount Dining Now Expected!

Gourmet Life Dining Club

One in four diners will visit a restaurant only if it is offering a discount! According to research conducted by, the credit crunch has led to fewer people eating out in the past 12 months,  which has forced restaurants to offer deals to entice diners to their tables.

Midlands Michelin Chef on BBC TV’s Saturday Kitchen

Will Holland - La Becasse

Regional  ‘celebrity’ Will Holland, Michelin Starred chef of Ludlow’s La Becasse, is set to become ‘National Celebrity’ tomorrow during his appearance on James Martin’s BBC show ‘Saturday Kitchen’. Will who won his first Michelin star earlier this year, who at the age of 29 is only one of 5 UK chef’s to hold this coveted […]

Celebrity Chef Jean Christophe Novelli dines with James Day of ETM

JD of ETM with JC

During his 2 day stint at this years West Mid Show in Shrewsbury, Jean Christophe praised the diversity of what Shropshire has to offer for consumers, and diners alike. During his demonstrations he invited regional chefs who source their produce from the locality, including Richard Fletcher from The Pheasant at Admaston, and Michel Nijsten from […]